Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics - 3Bs Materials 2023

Conference Topics

The 3Bs Materials 2023 conference topics are as follow:

Structure and Properties of Biomaterials

  • Bionanomaterials
  • Bioactive materials, bioglass and calcium phosphates
  • Biodegradable materials
  • Bioinspired materials / biomimetic materials
  • Biological materials and biomineralization
  • Computational biomaterials science
  • Hydrogels and biobased & synthetic polymers
  • Imaging of biomaterials

Biological Response to Biomaterials

  • Biofilms & antimicrobial biomaterials
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biointerfaces and microenvironments
  • Clinical performance and microenvironments
  • Multi-functional biomaterials
  • Nano particles in biological environments
  • Autonomous biomaterials

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

  • Biomimetic mechanism and design
  • Biomimetic robotics
  • Biofabrication and characterization
  • Biomimetic and bioinspired chemistry
  • Sensors and senses
  • Self-healing and self-assembly
  • Biomorphic surface and subsurface systems
  • Applications of novel materials
  • Nanotribology, nanomechanics, micro/nanoscale studies
  • Biomechanics; including movement, locomotion, fluidics 
  • Plant biomechanics
  • Synthetic systems
  • Self-organization and cooperative behavior
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cellular behaviour
  • Bioinspired, biomedical and biomolecular materials

Biodegradable/bio-based materials and their applications.

  • Bio-based plastics and polymers
  • Biodegradability
  • Bioabsorbable
  • Product uses and applications
  • Materials testing

Biomaterials and Biomimetics Applications

  • Current and future challenges for the MedTech industry
  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Dental materials
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Innovations in fabrication including 3D printing / additive manufacturing / biofabrication of biomaterials
  • Responsive and smart biomaterials
  • Tissue engineering / regenerative medicine
  • Materials for ophthalmology
  • Sensors for Health
  • Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology
  • Biomaterials regulation

In addition to these main sessions, the conference includes focused sessions such us:

Focused session on Nano-biomaterials

Nanomaterials for biomedical applications represent a fast-growing and promising area of research. This area of application is multifaceted and includes materials for the treatment of various diseases, regenerative medicine, drug delivery, biosensors, imaging and the basis of the development of tissue-engineered constructs for pharmacological screening. The variety of composition, structures, and mechanical properties of nanomaterials makes it possible to design materials with specified features for the required tasks They have been demonstrated to detect bio-pathogens and biomarkers, enhance treatment efficacy, protect healthy tissue from the adverse effects of toxic therapeutics, safely deliver genes and genetic medicines to cells and tissues, uncover and/or aid novel aspects of cellular mechanics, reinforce prosthetics and serve as therapeutics on their own.

We invite researchers from different specialties—biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, and clinicians—to present their latest results as oral or poster that will expand our understanding of the fundamental aspects of the structure, physical properties of materials, their development, and application, as well as the influence of nanomaterials’ structure, mechanical properties, the composition of materials on biocompatibility, interaction with living structures, the plasticity of applications, and therapeutic efficacy. Biomaterials, nanomaterials, biodegradable nanomaterials, tissue engineering, controlled drug release systems, imaging and diagnostics and bioactive materials are of interest.


Focused session on Biomimetics of Materials and Structures for biomedical applications

Biomimetic materials are materials designed based on the inspiration from the designs and principles of nature. The term biomimicry itself is derived from the ancient Greek bios, meaning “life”, and mimesis, meaning “imitation”. Thus, biomimetic materials can imitate their biological counterparts in a number of ways, including both structural and mechanical properties as well as chemical and biological cues.

From ancient civilizations to the present day, many attempts have been made to repair and treat the human body using Nature as a source of inspiration. Wood, nacre, jade, gold, leather, iron, ivory and other natural resources have provided the raw components for the setup of prosthetic devices with the view to systematically optimize their functional properties in vivo.

The technological developments that have occurred in the last several decades have allowed a tremendous expansion of bio-inspired and biomimetic compounds and approaches for use in medicine, not only for skeletal repair (bones, teeth, joints, etc.) but also in other domains such as medical devices for dermatology, oncology, hematology, medical imaging, gene transfection, etc. Novel biomimetic materials are developed by several groups across the globe for wide range of biomedical applications like tissue engineering, smart medical devices, drug delivery systems, artificial enzymes (nanozymes), artificial tissue especially muscles, novel composite materials, biomineralization, stem cell differentiation, superhydrophobic surfaces and many others. The core research activity in this domain involves understanding the mechanism/s behind the desired biological systems and applying the same in the design and engineering of novel synthetic systems/patterns, resulting in materials/systems with biomimetic properties.

This focused session invites contributions on the latest advancements in the following themes:

  • biomimetic materials including the studies on the morphological/structural organizations (2D/3D architectures) of the materials leading to biomimicry
  • Smart and novel architecture of materials (nano-, micro- and macro-scale) and processes resulting in desired biomimicry such as superhydrophobic coatings, antimicrobial coatings, nanozymes, etc
  • Novel methodologies to integrate materials, cells and other factors like growth factors, cytokines, etc., to build tissue or tissue mimics such as additive manufacturing techniques, 3D bioprinting, microfluidics, electrospinning and other tissue fabrication techniques.
  • Studies of the biomimetic materials–cells interactions to achieve the desired tissue morphology and functions
  • Intelligent drug delivery devices that could deliver drugs/proteins/genes in response to various stimuli like temperature, pH, etc